- Prophet Mboro claims police illegally arrested him in 2011
- He filed a lawsuit against SAPS for compensation in 2014
- However, the State has questioned his 3-year wait to file the claim
Prophet Paseka "Mboro" Motsoeneng is continuing with his 2014 lawsuit against the South African Police Service over his "illegal arrest."
The lawsuit's latest court hearing was held on Friday, Daily Sun reports. Mboro claimed police illegally arrested him in 2011 and is thus seeking compensation of an unknown amount.
The Incredible Happenings Ministries leader said the incident happened at a shopping mall in Bedfordview, Gauteng.
He said police were apparently acting on a tip-off about a potential armed robbery. According to him, police claimed his bodyguards were in possession of unlicensed firearms.
Mboro however disputed this, claiming that their firearms were actually licensed. Police nevertheless allegedly apprehended them and the preacher claimed he spent a night in jail.
The self-styled prophet said as a result, he suffered physical, emotional, and reputational harm. He lamented:
I was pulled by my private parts, hit with fists, called a fake prophet, sworn at, and thrown inside the van. People at the mall and motorists driving by were looking at us. It was very traumatic.
However, the State questioned why Prophet Mboro filed his lawsuit three years after the incident. It argued that he must have known his rights at the time of the arrest.
The State also said Mboro could have obtained medical reports within a reasonable period of time.
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